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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Totti leapfrogs Baggio on scoring list


BARI, Italy — Roma captain Francesco Totti moved past Roberto Baggio into fifth place on Serie A's all-time scoring list with his 205th and 206th goals Sunday.

Totti tied Baggio with a precise free kick around a wall in the 30th minute of Roma's match at Bari, leveling the game at 1-1, then added a penalty in the 57th to equalize again at 2-2 and move past Baggio.

They were the 13th and 14th goals this season for the 34-year-old Totti.

Totti nearly had a hat trick when Roma was awarded another penalty, but his spot kick hit the post. Still, Roma went on to win 3-2 when Aleandro Rosi scored five minutes into added time.

At the final whistle, Totti put on a T-shirt that read "The King of Rome is not dead."

"The King of Rome isn't dead and he'll never die," Totti said. "I know what I can offer. I'm happy to have beaten another record and a champion like Baggio. Now I hope I can continue at this level."

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